Groundwater Management EESAAccording to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Groundwater supplies approximately 75 percent of Minnesota's drinking water and nearly 90 percent of the water used for agricultural irrigation. There is one hundred times more groundwater than the quantity of surface water in all of the world's rivers and lakes.

A County Geologic Atlas (CGA) provides information about the geology and groundwater resources of a county, including the groundwater quality, quantity, and sensitivity to pollution. The Atlas is divided into two parts (A & B).  Part A is produced by the Minnesota Geological Survey, which includes the geology, geologic layering, sand distribution, bedrock surface, and depth to bedrock for a specific county. The DNR produces the Part B atlas, which includes maps and reports identifying the direction of groundwater flow, aquifer properties, groundwater chemistry, and pollution sensitivity of aquifers.

Contact Planning & Zoning

Located on the 2nd floor of the Brown County Courthouse

14 S State St,
New Ulm, MN 56073

Telephone: (507) 233-6640
Fax: (507) 233-6643

Robert Santaella - Zoning Administrator, Solid Waste Officer

Amanda Lang- Asst. Zoning Administrator, Septic, Feedlot Officer

Allison Kletscher - Environmental Specialist

Shawn Stoermann - Emergency Manager

Jaden Sandgren - Zoning Specialist -Feedlot Officer

Patty Zupfer - Office Support Specialist


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Hours: 8am to 4:30pm
(most offices)

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073